9781935191926

We still hold these Truths : Rediscovering Our Principles, Reclaiming Our Future

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    9781935191926

  • ISBN10:

    1935191926

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/15/2010
  • Publisher: Isi Books

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Summary

Many Americans are concerned, frightened, angry. The country, it seems, is on the wrong track.

Author Biography

Matthew Spalding is the director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation and the author or editor of several books, including The Heritage Guide to the Constitution. The Leader's Guide companion to We Still Hold These Truths is now available.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Introduction: Curiosities in Glass Casesp. 1
A New Nation, Conceived in Liberty: The Roots of American Freedomp. 7
We Hold These Truths: Equality, Natural Rights, and the Consent of the Governedp. 29
Of Faith and Reason: The Establishment of Religious Freedomp. 51
The Fire of Opportunity: Private Property and the Spirit of Enterprisep. 67
Rule of Law: The Great Foundation of Our Constitutionp. 81
Constitutionalism in Principle: The Architecture of Limited Governmentp. 99
Constitutionalism in Practice: The Workings of Ordered Libertyp. 117
The Virtues of Self-Government: Building Community, Forming Character, and Making Citizensp. 135
The Command of Our Fortunes: Sovereign Independence and America's Role in the Worldp. 161
A New Republic: The Progressive Assault on the Founders' Principlesp. 187
American Renewal: The Case for Reclaiming Our Futurep. 215
Bibliographic Essay and Organizational Resourcesp. 241
Acknowledgmentsp. 253
Indexp. 255
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